250320 Breathing considerations while exercising

250320 Breathing considerations while exercising In most instances your body is automatically going to be breathing at the right time, however there are times, particularly when resistance training, that this does not take place. Some advanced athletes hold their breath for 3 to 5 repetitions while lifting weights. If you do not have high blood … Continue reading 250320 Breathing considerations while exercising

050210 Exercising with arthritis

Exercising with arthritis may seem like it’s an oxymoron statement but it’s not. One of the ways to manage arthritis is by being active. The key to staying active is to exercise but first you have to identify and then use an appropriate level of stress during these sessions. Resistance training is often used to … Continue reading 050210 Exercising with arthritis

120120 Persistence Indeed! The Thrill of experiencing life in abundance

120120 The Thrill of experiencing life in abundance By Lucy Van Pelt August has always been the most significant month of the year. It is the month of my birth, and the month in which I experienced the most traumatic experience of my life. It is also the month when I signed up with my … Continue reading 120120 Persistence Indeed! The Thrill of experiencing life in abundance

271219 Making the most of your functional properties part 2 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

271219 Making the most of your functional properties part 2 of 2 By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A.CSCS The body determines the form of its interactions/reactions while responding to and solving a physical task. This ‘natural response’ solution is based upon the athlete’s genetic fiber type composition, its structural attachment make up, previous experience, and training. … Continue reading 271219 Making the most of your functional properties part 2 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

221219 Making the most of your functional properties Part 1 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

221219 Making the most of your functional properties  By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A.CSCS The body determines the form of its interactions/reactions while responding to and solving a physical task. This ‘natural response’ solution is based upon the athlete’s genetic fiber type composition, its structural attachment make up, previous experience, and training. Systematic training, not just … Continue reading 221219 Making the most of your functional properties Part 1 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

271119 Introduction to bone health by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

Introduction to bone health The health of your bones has a direct bearing on your ability to function in today’s busy lifestyle. You may find yourself wondering how you got to the point of not being able to carry in the groceries or even go for a walk. Without strong skeletal support, your body is unable to keep up to the demands of daily life. This topic will provide information for developing, and then maintaining your bones. This is NOT medical advice, see your doctor for that.

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061119 Childhood obesity-is physical activity an answer to the problem?

061119 Childhood obesity-is physical activity an answer to the problem? A grandparent’s guide to helping their grandchild overcome obesity. Adding muscle Include some resistance training in the mix as muscle burns calories faster than fat tissue. These must be fun or you will lose their interest and then it’s back to the couch. Not only … Continue reading 061119 Childhood obesity-is physical activity an answer to the problem?